Thursday, 20 February 2014

Our Principal has been to Russia!

Can you believe our principal, Mr. Lochhead, has been to Russia?  He brought us some things to show that he got when he was there  about 40 years ago!  It was his first year university and he went to Moscow when the Summer Olympics was on.  Some countries boycotted (stayed away from) the Olympic Games that year.  One of the things we remember the most was that he went into a underground tunnel (a tomb) and he saw a dead body! They were told they couldn't bring cameras or anything else there.  There were guards with guns.

He was so lucky because he was given a bronze medal that a man won for the 100 yard dash race!  We can't imagine Jennifer Jones giving anyone her gold medal for curling! We were excited to watch them win at school today and then when the women's hockey won gold we went crazy!!
Mr. Lochhead also had some pins to show us from when he was in Moscow, Russia.

He showed us his Olympic bag and key chain and some Russian wooden dolls that stack inside each other.
We found out that in Russia, if you misbehave in school, your parents get called in to the principal and they will lower their salary if you don't behave. Everyone has to wear the same outfit in school and everyone has to be in the army. 
Would you like to live in Russia? Thanks to Mr. Lochhead for sharing your experience with us.

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